Brussels Airport will welcome a record number of passengers during Easter holidays


Brussels Airport is ready to receive a record number of passengers during the Easter holidays. In two weeks’ time, the airport will receive more than 1.3 million passengers, 5% more than last year. To help passengers get into the holiday mood, Brussels Airport will be handing out Easter eggs and opens a spring terrace in front of the departure hall as well as a playground in Connector.

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The Easter holidays do not only attract a large number of passengers to the airport; they also bring in spring. From the end of March, passengers can enjoy the Belgian sun on the colourful outside terrace next to the departure hall. Those who prefer to remain inside can join in the hunt for the golden Easter egg. Children big and small who find the Easter Bunny will be given a delicious Easter egg.

During the holidays, Brussels Airport will be paying extra attention to families leaving for their holidays. During the Easter holidays, Brussels Airport will be opening 2 separate lanes for young families at the security screening; it is something the airport has done successfully in the past. These family lanes are specially decorated as spring gardens and the youngest passengers can expect a small surprise to play with. Thanks to these separate lanes, the security check is more pleasant and less hectic for families and they speed things up for all the other passengers.

Playground for the very smallest

Once passed screening, the Easter fun really begins. There are special shopping vouchers and the bars and restaurants serve Easter-themed menus. Children can have themselves made up as an Easter Bunny and can enjoy themselves on the bouncy obstacle course and at the Easter bunny photo wall in the playground in Connector.

On 29, 30 and 31 March, passengers at the airport will have the opportunity of seeing Newton Lawrence playing his mini piano. The globetrotter musician will pop up at various places in the airport to give his famous mini piano concert.

Come to Brussels Airport well prepared

During the Easter holidays and also in the weeks following, it is extremely busy at the airport. The two busiest days at the airport during the Easter holidays are Friday 30 March and Tuesday 6 April, when around 80,000 passengers are expected on each day.

The airport would like to remind passengers that work is currently being carried out on the passenger drop-off area. Traffic is rerouted. From the access road, passengers should follow the “drop-off” signage and look out for the orange signs to keep them on the right road.

All tips for a smooth departure from Brussels Airport can be found on the website.

  • Get to the airport in good time.
  • Decide in advance where you will drop off your passengers: at the drop-off area near the terminal, at the remote drop-off area at Brucargo or in one car park P1, P2 or P3
  • Reserve your parking place in advance
  • Check in online to save time
  • Prepare your hand luggage for screening


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